This past November two if the most iconic races took place on two consecutive weekends: The New York City Marathon (very iconic) and World's Toughest Mudder (very iconic within the OCR community). Each of them represents a great physical challenge on its own, yet both within a week are the ultimate challenge.
If you haven’t tended to sore hands, massaged burning forearms or checked Instagram in December, you probably haven’t heard of one of the most grueling training challenges proposed to OCR enthusiasts. The brainchild of OCR Beast founder and coach, “Spartan” Spencer Mahoney, the Dead Hang Challenge focuses on developing improved grip strength and of course, those epic “Popeye forearms.”
Allison Tai shares her experience on at the Spartan Race Ultra Championships that were recently held in Iceland. Charity Fick finds out what it took for this elite athlete to finish 3rd in the race this year.
On October 22, 2017, I was finally able to interview Terrain Racing's own Mr. LaShay Marks. The Virginia Beach location provided a wonderful atmosphere to conduct a sunny and fun interview. After numerous conversations with LaShay it is quite obvious his OCR experience has truly provided him a great deal of knowledge, which makes him an ideal person to discuss OCR training and race day preparation.
In the OCR community, there are a handful of people that truly stand out, and Yancy Culp is one of them. I have been learning more about him through podcasts and other media and was excited when he said he was willing to work with me on this interview.
Tough Mudder X is coming up on July 14, 2017, in Minnesota. Mud Run Guide sat down with part of the team at Tough Mudder HQ to talk about the event, some of the athletes, how to train, and more. Joining the conversation are Nolan Kombol, E-Rock, Chris Maltbie, and Angela Alfano talk some of the details going on behind the scenes at Tough Mudder leading up to Tough Mudder X.
Run Amuck, the Marine Corps Marathon's messiest mud, and obstacle event offer runners arduous obstacles and plenty of mud along a four-mile course on Saturday, June 10, 2017, starting at Butler Stadium. We sat down and found out more about this fun mud run.
Getting to the XX RACE at iMETTLE is just two turns off I-76 in King of Prussia, PA. Finding it is as easy as following your nose. A huge bakery fronts the shared building. For some unknown reason, I chose to follow the alluring scent up front instead of the three guys running towards the back where iMETTLE resides.
Anyone that has ever done a Tough Mudder / World’s Toughest Mudder event knows the name “Sean Corvelle”. He is and has been the face and voice for Tough Mudder for many years now. I know personally, the first time that I heard his start line speech it helped calm some of my fears at my 1st event